Teenager Jobe Bellingham was included in Birmingham’s matchday squad for his or her Carabao Cup first spherical conflict towards Colchester on Tuesday night.
Bellingham, brother of Borussia Dortmund and England star Jude, will likely be out to emulate his sibling’s achievements at St Andrew’s.
And to begin with he may surpass Jude’s document of changing into the membership’s youngest-ever first-team participant (16 years, 38 days), ought to supervisor Lee Bowyer name on him from the bench.
That document has stood for simply two years up to now, when Pep Clotet began Jude in the identical competitors at Portsmouth.
But it surely may quickly be damaged with Bellingham Jr – extremely nonetheless solely 15 – underlining the potential the England Beneath-16 midfielder possesses.
Jude couldn’t be completely satisfied for his youthful brother although, tweeting an image of Jobe’s no.39 shirt earlier than kick off, accompanied with the message: “Happiest I’ve ever been!
“Take pleasure in each second of the expertise, desires come true.”
Bowyer has made 11 modifications to the aspect which beat Sheffield United of their Championship opener on Saturday night.
Younger pair Marcel Oakley and Nico Gordon additionally get the nod, whereas George Pal, Ivan Sunjic, Ivan Sanchez, Jordan Graham and Chuks Aneke have been among the many beginning XI.